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2145 MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
 


    Mechanical engineers conduct research and advise on, design, and direct production of machines, machinery and industrial plant, equipment and systems, and advise on and direct their functioning, maintenance and repairs, or study and advise on technological aspects of particular materials, products or processes.

    Tasks include:

    (a) advising on and designing machinery and tools for manufacturing, mining, construction, agricultural work, and other industrial purposes;

    (b) advising on and designing steam, internal combustion and other non-electric motors and engines used for propulsion of railway locomotives, road vehicles or aircraft, or for driving industrial or other machinery;

    (c) advising on and designing ships' propulsion systems, power plant, heating and ventilation systems, steering gear, pumps, and other mechanical equipment;

    (d) advising on and designing hulls and superstructures of ships and other vessels;

    (e) advising on and designing airframes, undercarriages and other equipment for aircraft;

    (f) advising on and designing road vehicle bodies, suspension systems, brakes and other components;

    (g) advising on and designing heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems and equipment;

    (h) advising on and designing mechanical plant and equipment for the release, control and utilisation of nuclear energy;

    (i) advising on and designing non-electrical parts of apparatus or products such as word processors, computers, precision instruments, cameras and projectors, etc.;

    (j) specifying and checking production or installation methods and work of agricultural and other machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment or systems;

    (k) establishing control standards and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and safety of machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment, or systems;

    (l) locating and correcting malfunctions;

    (m) organising and directing maintenance and repair of existing machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment, or systems;

    (n) studying and advising on technological aspects of particular materials, products or processes;

    (o) maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists;

    (p) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (q) performing related tasks;

    (r) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Engineer, aeronautical

  • Engineer, marine

  • Engineer, mechanical

  • Engineer, mechanical/agriculture

  • Engineer, nuclear power

  • Technologist, engineering/mechanical


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Engineer, ship: 3141


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.